Since he’s been a man without a team Donovan McNabb has come off as cocky and bitter in recent interviews. He still thinks he should be on an NFL roster and thinks it’s Mike Shanahan’s fault that he failed in Washington. Furthermore he thinks if the Redskins draft Robert Griffin III that Griffin also will fail in Washington. He went on to say that Shanahan hasn’t won jack since John Elway hung up his cleats. While the latter is true, he keeps being smug and cocky when he shouldn’t be.
In an online interview, McNabb once again stuck his neck out for himself by saying he deserves inclusion into the NFL Hall of Fame.
“Absolutely,” McNabb said. “See, one thing that people don’t realize — I never played the game to make it to the Hall of Fame. I played the game because I love it. I played the game to win. I’m a competitor. When I step out on the field, I feel like I’m the best player on the field. Even these last two years, when people may look at it and say, ‘Oh, he’s done, or whatever.’ I’m 34, 35 years old but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there. And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame.”
When I look at McNabb’s career, it started kind of shaky, he kicked it up a notch in the middle of his career and if this is the end it’ll go out with a whimper. But the worse part of the interview is that he compared himself to some of the great quarterbacks who never won a Super Bowl.
“Peyton never won the big game until he won the Super Bowl finally. Dan Marino never won the big game. But does that mean his career is a failure? No. Not at all,” McNabb said. “When you sit and look at the numbers — and that’s what it is when it comes to the Hall of Fame — my numbers are better than Jim Kelly, better than Troy Aikman, better than a lot of guys in the Hall of Fame, but the one thing they do have is a Super Bowl.”
Why don’t you throw Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton, and Danny White under the bus while your at it. Here’s the difference between McNabb and the quarterbacks he mentioned. They performed at a high level throughout their careers. The only reason why Marino looked like he didn’t go out swinging was because Jimmy Johnson came in and changed the offense. McNabb is going out being a shell of himself, more like Jim Everett.
Here’s the kicker from a personal standpoint. I used to think he could still help an NFL team as a backup until he started shooting his mouth off. But that’s strictly personal.
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